Tyrrells crisps firm up for sale at £100m

Crisp maker Tyrrells, which employs around 150 people at its base in Leominster, has been put up for sale for about £100 million.

Langholm Capital, a private equity firm, has owned the business for the last five years after buying it from potato farmer William Chase in a £40 million deal.

The company, which exports to 30 nations worldwide, is likely to draw interest from American food giant Kellogg’s, the Japanese snacks firm Calbee and Tangerine, the Blackpool-based confectionery company that owns Butterkist popcorn, reports over the weekend claimed.